Pictures of Cov in the past and Coventry Pubs

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  1. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure my mum would take the Benley's tag off the clothes but somehow the posher kids knew it was from there. A quick smack in the mouth soon sorted it !
     
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    Ah me too. I can remember the feelings as if it were yesterday!
     
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    Thanks HH, made my night! :)
     
  4. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Owens and Owens,Gibberds Outfitters,Pancake Parlour,Circular Cafe,Pool Meadow Bus station,(OLD ONE) Fishy Moores.
    Only Cov kids would remember these !
     
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    Do You remember the first Fishy Moore's before it moved?.. It was down that little side street with the old second hand shop.. Think it was called Exchange & Mart..
     
  6. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Here's a few..............

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    I'm sure Gibberds was here somewhere and the Pancake Parlour was on the balcony?
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    (Note the grass!!)

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  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    The "back street" was called "New Buildings". Behind the Silver Sword. Can't ever remember Fishy Moores being down there?
     
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    The word Gibberds still makes me shudder.
     
  9. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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  10. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    School uniforms Samo? We used to get ours from the Co-op! Cheap as chips!
     
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    the turks head nr the belgrade theatre up side street anyone remember that mid sixties or earlier
     
  12. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    If you shopped at Benley's then surely you remember 'Happy'? "Some on the back, some on the front! Happy!"

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    See post #60. Turks Head was just inside Bishop St at the junction of Silver St.
     
  14. bringbackrattles

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    I mentioned Gibberds as I had a Saturday job there after leaving Caludon Castle.I only lasted a few weeks as my dad who was a builder got me a labourers job on a site instead.I hated it in the shop when my mates came in hoping for freebies but the manager would watch eagle eyed at me.
    They also sold school uniforms but a bit more upmarket than Benley's !
     
  15. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

    Broken Hearted Sky Blue Well-Known Member

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    They moved to Earlsdon
     
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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    We all loved Happy he was a true character. My dad said he suffered shell shock in the war so he was a bit nutty,but harmless. great picture by the way.
     
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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    I'm loving all these pictures and I wish my parents were still around to see them as they would have loved them too.
    They were keen picture goers as all were in the sixties.The Paris picture house,the Forum and the Gaumont were the main ones.Long queues were the norm back then,I reckon my dad fancied himself as a bit of a cowboy as he would stick his fag in the corner of his mouth.Bloody embarrassing though him riding through town on his horse !
     
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    What about the giant chess pieces outside Barnebys
     
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    I recall in the seventies my parents were in Fishy Moores having their fish and chips when there was a pitched battle going on outside and all up Fairfax street between us lot and Forest. They got locked in until it had subsided but they were more irate at seeing their son throwing punches at a Forest fan through the chippy window ! Crazy times !
     
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    Yep... Oh the horror, the horror...
     
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    Many thanks Houch for these great pictures it's made my day and many others on here too. Cheers !
     
  22. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    They weren't outside Barnbys, PCH. They were outside Davies Sports shop, further down Smithford Way, towards the Corporation St end.

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Glad to oblige Pardner!:

    The Paris....

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    The Gaumont Palace (as it was first called):

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  24. bringbackrattles

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    Brilliant photos again ! I'm off to do some window cleaning but I'll be back later to view some more. thanks once again.
     
  25. The Lurker

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    remember Millwall? They shit themselves that day. watching cockneys cry and begging to be left alone. few of the cov rogues robbed them of money etc.. Grimsby was good in the cup too. flares and fireworks were funny. good times
     
  26. bringbackrattles

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    Houch I lived in Walsgrave as a lad when it was a village.Maybe pushing it a bit but have you pictures of the village etc ?
    The Craven arms pub on Woodway Lane which is still there,the sweet shop opposite run by the Smiths,and any other ?
    If not at least I tried !
     
  27. wingy

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    Some grand examples of Art Deco there HH.
     
  28. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Here's a few I have from the Walsgrave area:

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    I'm sure you'll know where they all are.
     
  29. turlykerd

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    Fuckin lovin this post houch :)

    Me n my mate got nicked in Davis's for stealing snooker chalk when I was real young. And my other 2 mates walked all the way back home to windmill rd because they thought the police would be on the bus .
    Shit, that brings back memories . I was sposed to go to alten towers the next week but my mom grounded me, I was gutted .

    Don't suppose you've got a picture of the new inn on Longford rd ?
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    The only "New Inn" I have a photo of is the one in Bulls Head Lane. Was there another name previously (or afterwards), or have you got the name wrong?
     
  31. turlykerd

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    quite possibly , everything has faded into the distance with regards to my old coventry days. the pub used to be on the corner of windmill rd, by the new inn bridge(cov canal) but its a bunch of houses or flats now
     
  32. wingy

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    Was It known as the Fiesta more recently?
     
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    The Rocket near the railway station, not a favourite or oft frequented pub of mine, nor is the piccy very old, but I post it as it will be pulled down in the next few years as the Friargate development proceeds..
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  34. bringbackrattles

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    Great pics of Walsgrave and the one of the lads by the monument hasn't changed much as that's School house Lane leading up to the school I went to which is also the road up to the hospital. The Craven Arms photo is recent but it's still there which is a great as many have gone. cheers.
     
  35. turlykerd

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    thats right ..... i actually think it was the fiesta when i drank in there, but it was always known to us as the new inn :)
     

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